Sketchbook History Tour

1972 – 2015

The Poem About My Senses

The Poem About My Senses I have a poem in my head, Not fancy or complete. Actually pretty basic, mundane but pretty sweet. Don't know what it's all about, That's the point of it I think. But I know It's sort of funny, And includes the color pink. It includes the smell...

I Draw in Church – Four Violinists

I draw in church.  I used to draw the pianist quite a bit but then the orchestra got so big I am no longer able to see her.  Now I draw other members of the orchestra, most often the French Horn player and the Violinists.  They sit where I have a good view of them and...

The Filmmaker – Portrait of Britni

I had to go to the art supply store and decided that as long as I was all the way there I might as well get some coffee and create some art. I got my giant cappuccino and settled in to draw the woman at the window. She was deep into writing and I had a feeling she...

The Conversation – Final Drawings

The Napkin Drawing A few days ago I had a client meeting at Starbucks.  I stayed after it was over to drink the rest of my coffee and draw.  Two women were having a conversation close to me, one facing me, the other away, and it seemed I could get in at least a quick...

Sunrise at Starbucks

  I got up early on the day after the Dallas Marathon that Caitlin and I ran in.  Caitlin and Linda were sleeping in so I went off to Starbucks to draw and have some coffee.       The sun rose as I started to draw, hitting this woman who was studying...

Nissi at Starbucks – Sketchbook

  Yesterday I posted a napkin drawing of Nissi, who I met and drew at Starbucks while waiting for my car to be serviced. Here is the other drawing I did of her, this one in my actual sketchbook.     After I had finished the first drawing on a napkin I...

Creativity Coaching – Marla Selph

Creativity Coaching Part of my Napkin Dad plan for 2014 and beyond is being a Creativity Coach.  I have been an art and drawing instructor at the college level, have lectured locally and nationally on everything from Photography to 'Coping with Change', have been...

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